With summer slipping through your fingertips, it's time to head back indoors and start preparing for autumn, so whilst you're shopping for your AW18 wardrobe, why not check out what's happening near you? Autumn is the pinnacle time of year for art exhibitions with floods of new artists and their creations coming to life, so this is the perfect time for you to go see and learn something new.
Whether you're planning to spend or just window shop, we have taken the hassle out of finding which exhibitions look good, especially if you're a newbie. Here are six exhibitions which you will not want to miss.
Gracing her presence for the first time since 2016, the 'Queen of Polka dots' is back. Kusama is showcasing her exhibition at Victoria Miro from the 3rd October till the 21st December. You can expect to see her usual quirky designs including pumpkins, flowers and an endless amount of dots. The main attraction this time is the infinity mirror room with some invasive lanterns dotted around. The exhibition is free for the entirety of the dates, and if its anything thing like her last exhibition when people were queuing outside to get in, it's certainly one not to miss!
Still I Rise
Hosted by the Nottingham Contemporary, Still I Rise is centred around the themes of gender, feminism and resistance. The timely exhibition explores the roles in which women have played in the history of resistance movements and alternative forms of living. The global showcase presents the uprising and demonstrations organised by women during a century of women's suffering around the world. There will be over 100 exhibits by 40 practitioners of many professions. This thought-provoking series will be open to the public at no cost, so make sure you head down and get inspired.
If traditional art galleries aren't really your thing, or you prefer something that's interactive then SEANCE might be for you. This exhibition is held in a completely dark shipping container and explores the psychology of a group of people who are bombarded with suggestable material. The intense interaction lasts for a long twenty minutes. With only twenty people allowed to take part at a time you need to book your place at a cost of £5. So if you think you've got thick enough skin, why not check it out between 19th October and 31st October.
This Is How We Bite Our Tongue
Elmgreen and Dragset present their exhibition 'this is how we bite our tongue' at the Whitechapel Art Gallery where you can experience their witty, surreal and sometimes unsettling sculptures. Since 1995 the two daring artists have been creating sculptures based upon the current climate. Throughout their exhibition, you'll be engulfed by their representations of social and sexual power. To be shocked and unnerved you can head to the exhibition between 27th September till 31st January, with tickets from £9.50.
Exploring the hidden causes of becoming homeless, the exhibition opens on World Homeless Day at Machester Art Gallery. Sharing new stories and information to get the audience to comprehend the life, health and exclusion of someone homeless. The event will run for five days between 10th October and 14th October. With new insights, the heartwrenching stories will have an interactive aspect and are sure to astonish some and educated all about the world of homelessness.
Whether you're a fan or not, everyone can appreciate the revolution that was The Beatles. Double Fantasy hosted at the Nation Museum of Liverpool is an exhibition based on John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Telling the real story of power, struggle and peace told through their own words, you will embrace the personal and creative chemistry between one of the worlds most iconic couples. Discovering how the met, how they fought for world peace and their ongoing Imagine Peace campaign. This event is free and is open to the public on select days running up to 17th December.